Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Considering another 5k... (Jennifer)

Yesterday, the hubs and I went for a run together.  Now, when I say together, I mean we ran 3.1 miles together with each of us listening to our own music on our Ipods.  Even though there are no words spoken (I am not sure I can run AND talk...hehe) it was nice to have him run with me.  It doesnt happen very much but yesterday we had someone to watch the girls for an hour.  
I am thinking about a 5k this weekend if the weather is good.  My friend Karen said she would come to cheer me on and the thought just warms my heart.   Thats how you know who "your people" are.  The hubs said he might even run it with me.  Anyway, my point is that I have been trying to keep an eye on my time when I run.  I run a route outside that is 3.1 miles-ish.  I track it with the truck.  So...the other day  I was running and had to stop because there were two dogs loose and they were chasing me and barking something fierce.  They werent on leashes and I could see the owner stressing as she was trying to get ahold of them...and it wasnt working.  So I just stopped.  She told me I could just grab him but I knew better.  He didnt look like he would let me just grab him.  The one dog jumped up on my back(he was good size) and continued barking.  Finally she got him.  I am an animal lover so it wasnt traumatizing to me or anything.  But...me stopping messed up my timing!  When I got home I saw that I had run my 3.1 miles in 32:09...even with the stop?!?!!?  Whoo hoo! 
Then , last night one of the neighbors saw us running and we stopped for a quick second to say hello.  And when I attempted to pause my music it actually stopped the stopwatch...again.  But my hubs said he had set his.  I thought that I must have been running slow because I felt really good.  I was not tired, neither in the legs or in my breathing.  When we were almost done I decided to give it all I had and sprinted.  And to my surprise it felt awesome.  Not something I would do for a long period but at the end for a few seconds it was great!!!  And the best part...when we stopped he had us clocked at...are you ready??....   31:50.  That is my best time ever.  Yaaay!  I really prefer to run leisurely, but when I think I might do a 5k its fun to give it all I got, right?

I have completed 16 out of my 25 miles that I have challenged myself to run by Thanksgiving.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Woo Hoo! I am going to start calling you "The Flash" :) I long to be able to run that fast! You should definitely do the 5k :)

Karen said...

You are darn right I will be there to cheer you on if you run the 5K this weekend. I'll be there with bells on-haha!

I Said So... said...

Lady...you are rockin it right now! I am SO PROUD of you! I wanna be like you! Gooooo!!!!!!!! YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Kimberlynn said...

Way to go Jennifer!!! I can't wait to start running again. Posts like these inspire me so much. Thanks!!!

jennifer said...

Wow, great pace! I think you should do another 5k--races are so much fun!

Christine said...

That is an amazing pace!!!!

You are so close to your goal for running by Thanksgiving.....Good for you!!!

susmith said...

Way to go Jen!!! I'm delighted to help w/girls so you can run this weekend in the 5k. You must go out and celebrate with your other half and go and have A (1) glass of wine somewhere and relax, like being on a date. You deserve it all!! You have been truly amazing me..week after week. You now have me drinking some green sludge in the morning and doing short little sprints with Peyton Otis. I'm proud of you as always...size does not matter to me it's what inside that counts. And I do believe that what is inside you is growing while your outside is shrinking.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

WOW, that is a fantastic timw! You're going to have to start wearing a cape!

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WOW! you did it! congratulations on a job well done!